Solenoid Valves for Aircraft

Solenoid Valves for Aircraft

At ITT Aerospace Controls, we are experts in designing highly engineered solenoid valves that are manufactured for commercial aircraft applications.

If you are an engineer, buyer, planner, or aircraft maintenance crew looking for reliable and competent options for regulating the flow of fluids or gases, you're at the right place. At ITT Aerospace Controls, we are experts in designing highly engineered solenoid valves that are manufactured for commercial aircraft applications.

In this article, we'll dive into the various solenoid valve products that we provide, their applications, and highlight some of our featured solenoid valves known for their exceptional performance and reliability.

Understanding Solenoid Valves

What is a solenoid valve? A solenoid valve controls the flow of fluids or gases using an electromagnetic solenoid. It is extensively used in the aerospace industry to control and direct the movement of fluid or gas within the aircraft. The fundamental operation of a solenoid valve involves an electromagnetic coil that, when powered, creates a magnetic field. This field attracts a plunger or a valve core, which opens or closes the valve, permitting or obstructing the flow of the fluid or gas.

Solenoid valves offer numerous advantages. They provide precise control over the flow, enabling efficient regulation of fluid or gas movement. This accuracy is crucial in aerospace applications where precise control is essential for peak performance. They can open or close within milliseconds, ensuring swift and efficient flow control. This rapid response is particularly advantageous in crucial aerospace systems where immediate adjustments are necessary to maintain safe and reliable operations.

There are several types of solenoid valves, each suited for specific applications. These include:
  • 2-way solenoid valves: These valves have two ports for inlet and outlet and are commonly used for on/off applications.
  • 3-way solenoid valves: These valves have three ports and are used to divert or mix fluids or gases.
ITT Aerospace Controls solenoid valves are critical components in aerospace systems, that require precise flow control, fast response times, and reliable operation. Their versatility and various types make them suitable for a wide range of applications, ensuring optimal performance and safety.

Solenoid Valve Applications

In the aerospace industry, solenoid valves are utilized in the following critical applications:
  • Fuel systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Pneumatic systems 
ITT Aerospace Controls solenoid valves ensure precise control and efficient operation, making them vital components to aircraft safety and performance. Explore our vast product range and experience the exceptional performance and reliability of our solenoid valves. Contact us today to learn more!